Calendar of Events

 

 

 

Franklin, KS

 

February 23: City & Dance Bands presentation, “Music of The Little Balkans” exhibit at Miners Hall Museum.

 

Frontenac, KS

 

February 1: Movin On, 7:30 pm, Barto’s Idle Hour.

 

February 7 & 8: Cotton, 7:30 pm, Barto’s Idle Hour.

 

February 14 & 15: Movin On, 7:30 pm, Barto’s Idle Hour.

 

February 21: Johnnie Zibert Polka Band, 7:30 pm, Barto’s Idle Hour.

 

February 22: Cotton, 7:30 pm, Barto’s Idle Hour.

 

Girard, KS

 

February 8: Paint and Sip, 2 pm, Bender on 7.

 

February 28: Observatory Night: Dwarf Planets, 7 pm, Greenbush.

 

Pittsburg, KS

 

February 6: Comedian Doug Thompson, 8 pm, Kansas Crossing Casino.

 

February 7: DASH, 9 pm, TJ Leland’s.

 

February 8: 2020 Pittsburg Polar Plunge, 9 am, Crimson Villas.

 

February 13: Comedian April Macie, 8 pm, Kansas Crossing Casino.

 

February 14: Cosi fan tutte by PSU Opera Theatre and the SEK Symphony, 7:30 pm, Bicknell Family Center for the Arts.

 

February 20: PSU Wind Ensemble and PSU Symphonic Band Concert, details TBA.

 

February 20: Comedians Keifer Thompson + Michael Joiner, 8 pm, Kansas Crossing Casino.

 

February 21 & 22: Pittsburg Area Chamber Biz Expo, 10 am, Meadowbrook Mall.

 

February 22: Jennifer Knapp in Concert, 7:30 pm, Bicknell Family Center for the Arts.

 

February 23: Old Time Fiddlers and Pickers, 1 pm, Crawford County Historical Museum.

 

February 27: Silent Sky by Pitt State Theatre, 7:30 pm, Bicknell Family Center for the Arts.

 

February 27: Comedian Jamie Kennedy, 8 pm, Kansas Crossing Casino.

 

February 28: Silent Sky by Pitt State Theatre, 7:30 pm, Bicknell Family Center for the Arts.

 

February 28: Colt Ford, 8 pm, Kansas Crossing Casino.

 

February 29: Kid’s Garage Sale, Lincoln Center in Lincoln Park.

 

February 29: Silent Sky by Pitt State Theatre, 2 pm & 7:30 pm, Bicknell Family Center for the Arts.

 

February 29: Hairball, 8 pm, Kansas Crossing Casino.

 

Events for Memorial Auditorium Convention Center, 503 N. Pine, 620.231.7827. Visit www.memorialauditorium.org.

 

February 2: SEK Humane Society’s Super Bowl Sunday Chili Dinner, 11 am-2 pm. Tickets $8, includes chili, dessert, crackers and drink. Dine-in/carry-out. Tickets at the door or in advance at the Doggie Bag, 816 N. Broadway. Quarts of chili may be purchased for $12 cash or check only (no tickets). Call 620.231.7827 or visit www.memorialauditorium.org.

 

February 15: PPRD’s Dad & Daughter Date Night, 3 pm or 6:30 pm. A special night for dads, grandfathers, father figures, etc., and that special little girl (or girls) in their life! The Gatsby-themed night includes dancing, photo booth, and arts and crafts. $25 per couple/$10 per each additional attendee. Call 620.231.8310 or visit www.memorialauditorium.org.

 

February 20-22: PHS Theatre Presents Disney’s Freaky Friday, 7 pm, February 22-23, 2 pm. Tickets $10 for floor and $8 or $6 for balcony. Call 620.231.7827 or visit www.memorialauditorium.org.

 

February 22: Creating Legacies Pancake Feed, 9 am-12 pm. Tickets $7 for adults and $5 for children. Meal includes pancakes, sausage and drink. Call 620.231.7827 or visit www.memorialauditorium.org.

 

February 29: Aaron Lewis in Concert, 8 pm. For tickets or more information, call 620.231.7827 or visit www.memorialauditorium.org.

 

ArtForms Gallery, 620 N. Broadway, Pittsburg KS, 620.240.0165: ArtForms artists offer pop-up workshops during the month. Contact the Gallery to book a private party with an ArtForms Gallery artist! www.facebook.com/ArtFormsGallery620/ Website: www.artforms-gallery.com

 

Tuesdays: Art Exploration, 1-3 pm. Feel free to bring something you are working on. Free.

 

February 1: Balloon Painting for Fused Glass, 12:30-2:30 pm. $40, due at time of registration. Class size limited to 10; ages 10 and older.

 

February 2: Wood Carving Tools, 2-4 pm. Bring your own tools or purchase tools that day at ArtForms Gallery. $15, payable at time of registration. Class size: 8, ages 18 and older.

 

February 6-March 12: Learn to Draw, 6-7 pm. Six-week workshop focuses on a combination of methods that teach drawing from skills you already possess. $60, includes six classes. Ages: 18 and older. Class size: 15​.

 

February 8: Candle Cozy with Clay, 5-7 pm. Sculpt a pair of ceramic candlestick holders. $25, payable at time of registration. Class size: 12 participants. Ages: 12 years and older.

 

February 9: Let’s Get Knotty, 2-4 pm. Learn how to make a classic pearl necklace to wear for Valentine’s Day or give as a gift. $45. Class size: 10. Ages: 16 and older.

 

February 14: Cupid’s Canvas, 6:30-8:30 pm. Paint a beautiful and fun scene on canvas to act as a backdrop for a couple’s photo. $40 per couple. Class limit: 7 couples.

 

February 22: Impasto Painting, 10 am-1 pm. $30, payable at time of registration. Ages: 10 and up. Class limit: 8.

 

February 23: Watercolors! Notecards, 2-4 pm. Use watercolors to paint several original notecards. $30. Class limit: 12. All ages; however, children under 12 require adult supervision.

 

February 29: Leap Day Fused Glass Garden Stakes, 12-3 pm. $60, due at time of registration. Ages 14 and older. Class size limited to 8.

 

Carl Junction, MO

 

Tuesdays, Saturdays and Sundays: $3 Pickleball. Tuesday 1-3 pm; Saturday and Sunday 3-6 pm, Carl Junction Community Center, 303 N. Main. Call 417.649.7237 for more information.

 

Saturdays & Wednesdays: Solemates Walking Group, Saturday 9-10 am and Wednesday at 6:30 pm. Meet in Northpark Mall Food Court. For more information, phone 417.649.7237.

 

Thursdays: $5 Yoga, 6 pm, Carl Junction Community Center, 303 N. Main. Call 417.649.7237 for more information.

 

February 1: Lion’s Club Breakfast, 7-10 am. Carl Junction Community Center, 303 N. Main. Full breakfast, $6/adults. Carryout available.

 

February Hours: CJ Community Library-Carl Junction’s Next Chapter, 303 N. Main Street. Open Monday 11 am-1 pm, Tuesday 5:30-7 pm, first Saturday of the month 8 am-12 pm. For other times and days open, and special events, see the library’s Facebook page or phone 417.483.8342.

 

Carthage, MO

 

Saturdays: Painting Classes for All Ages, 12-3:30 pm, Cherry’s Custom Framing. Cost: $30, includes material. Call 417.358.2707.

 

January 31, February 1 & 2 & February 7, 8 & 9: Kong’s Night Out, Stone’s Throw Dinner Theatre, 6 pm; Sunday matinee, 12:30 pm. Reservations required, call 417.358.9665. Tickets: Adults $27, seniors (55+) $24, students w/ID $22, youth (13-18) $21, children (6-12) $12, children (0-5) free. Opening night for veterans w/ID $18. Call 417.358.4300. 

 

Diamond, MO

 

George Washington Carver National Monument Visitor Center Free Programs. Two miles west of Diamond on Highway V, then 1/4 mile south on Carver Road. Visitor center and park grounds open daily 9 am-5 pm. Call 417.325.4151 or visit www.nps.gov/gwca.

 

February 1 & 2: African American Trailblazers, 1 pm. Who successfully created the first light bulb filament? Ragtime music? The world’s first blood bank? Join us for this discussion exploring some of the many contributions and accomplishments of African Americans.

 

February 8 & 9: Encouraging the Next Generation, 1 pm. George Washington Carver was a teacher, friend and mentor to many young men who faithfully carried on his work. Visitors will learn of the treasured relationships Carver had with these young men, often referred to as “Carver’s boys.”

 

February 15 & 16: Carver Laboratory Demonstrations, 11 am-3 pm. Want to learn about some of the products George Washington Carver developed in his laboratory? Discover how Carver used some often-overlooked plants to change the way we think about agriculture.

 

February 20: Coffee with Carver, 10 am. You are invited to enjoy special programs on the third Thursdays of January-March. Visit with park rangers and volunteers to enjoy some coffee, and learn about the featured topics.

 

February 22 & 23: Interracial Understanding, 1 pm. Join a park ranger to discuss Carver’s rise to fame and his efforts for interracial understanding after his 1921 appearance before the House Ways and Means Committee.

 

February 29: Expressions of the Soul, 1pm. George Washington Carver had a passion for art and believed his creations were expressions of his soul. See images of Carver’s artwork that he used to convey the sense of serenity and personal rejuvenation.

 

Joplin, MO

 

Every Friday: Friday Nights Out at Victory, 6-9 pm, 3405 S. Hammons Blvd. $3/person; max of $15/family. Half off admission with gym membership card. Open basketball court, archery tag, pool tables, foosball, bracelet making, Wii, Xbox 360. Call 417.206.6886.

 

Every Saturday: Empire Market, 10-3 pm. Call 417.986.3914.

 

February 7: First Friday Wine Share, 6-8 pm, Spiva Center for the Arts, 222 W. 3rd St. Bring a bottle of wine or craft beer to share. Downtown Joplin Alliance will take care of the rest. No charge to attend WineShare, 21 years of age. 417.501.9649.

 

February 6: The Woman’s Club of Joplin Luncheon, noon, Twin Hills. Luncheon $13. For reservations, call 417.206.2353.

 

.February 9: Tri State Iris Society, 2 pm, Southwest Missouri Bank, corner of Zora and Range Line. Call 417.434.4924.

 

February 13: The Heartland Concert Band “Love” concert, “The Night Before With The One You Adore,” 7 pm, Joplin High School Performing Arts Center. Admission is free but raffle tickets sold at the door for one of three date night packages are $5 each. Contact 417.781.2853.

 

Wildcat Glades Friends Group, 201 Riviera Dr., Joplin, Missouri – All programs are free of charge, but registration is requested. To register, please email robin@wildcatglades.org or visit our Facebook page for online registration options. Classes are limited to the first 20 students registered for preschool and yoga classes.

 

February 1: Ducks at a Distance, 10:30 am, Shoal Creek Conservation Education Center. Wear weather appropriate clothing, including sturdy shoes, for going outside and trying your hand at duck calling. Registration required. To register, visit our Facebook page or call 417.708.7713 and leave a message.

 

February 5 & 8: Nature’s Valentine, 10-11 am or February 8, 1-2 pm, Shoal Creek Conservation Education Center. Ages 3 to 6. Valentine’s is coming and we look for something special for our friends. Would you give a pebble like penguins do, or give a new den for a fox? Would you be bitten by a love bug? Learn what animals do for the ones they love. To register, visit our Facebook page or call 417.708.7713 and leave a message.

 

February 8: Yoga in Nature for Kids, Empire Market, 11:15-11:45 am. Ages 2 and up. Led by Amanda, a registered yoga teacher, this class is designed to incorporate elements of fun, breathing and yoga poses specifically for kids. Bring your yoga mat or a towel and a reusable water

 

February 22: Solitary Bee House DIY, 10:30-12 pm, Shoal Creek Conservation & Education Center. Family class. Solitary bees live in stems, trees or in the ground, unlike honeybees. Create solitary bee hotels and keep the pollinators visiting your yard flowers. Registration required. To register, visit our Facebook page or call 417.708.7713 and leave a message.

 

Lamar, MO

 

Every Monday: Barton County Senior Center, 9 am-5 pm, 306 W. 11th. Cards, dominoes, exercise equipment, a reading library, pool, computer/internet access and Wii. Call 417.682.3881.

 

Monett, MO

 

February 3: Monett Senior Dance, first Monday of the month, 7-10 pm, Park Casino building. $3 to enter. Call 417.235.3285.

 

Neosho, MO

 

February 8: ARTCON, 11 am-6 pm, Carver Elementary School, pop comic artists, authors, and special guest Corin Nemec, excitement for all ages, admission $5. For more information or to purchase tickets visit www.neoshoarts.net or Facebook @NeoshoArts.

 

Grove, OK

 

February 7-9: Grove Home & Garden Show; February 7, 3-8 pm; February 8, 10-6 pm; February 9, 11 am-3 pm. Grove Civic Center. Gorgeous landscaping and inspiring design at the 22nd Annual Grove Home & Garden Show.

 

February 8: Monthly Community Gospel Singing, 6 pm, Grove 1st Assembly of God, two miles east of Grove on south side of highway. Performing: NoFire Family Singers. Call 417.775.4121.

 

Miami, OK

 

David Nail at Buffalo Run Casino

 

February 7, 8-10 pm

 

1000 Buffalo Run Blvd., Miami

Buffalo Run Casino & Resort presents David Nail at Buffalo Run Casino & Resort Showplace. The doors open at 7 pm. Only ages 18 and over. General admission tickets are $21.

 

Silent Film – Coleman Theater

February 8, 7:30 pm-February 9, 2:30 pm

 

103 N. Main St., Miami

 

The Coleman Theatre presents the 1927 silent romance drama Love. starring Greta Garbo as Anna Karenina, at 7:30 pm Saturday, Feb. 8, and 2:30 pm Sunday, Feb. 9. This silent film presentation features Coleman House Organist Dennis James, the master of The Mighty Wurlitzer pipe organ. The film is set in Czarist Russia as Anna Karenina falls in love with dashing military officer Count Vronsky, played by John Gilbert, and abandons her husband and child to become Vronsky’s mistress.

 

Nikki Glaser Bang it Out Tour
at Buffalo Run Casino

 

February 15, 8-10 pm

 

1000 Buffalo Run Blvd., Miami

 

Buffalo Run Casino & Resort Presents
Nikki Glaser: BANG IT OUT at Buffalo Run Casino & Resort Showplace. Doors open at 7 pm. Ages 18 and over only.
Ticket prices range from $22 to $38.

 

Miami Little Theatre Presents Steel Magnolias

 

February 20, 7 pm-February 23, 2:30 pm

 

103 N. Main, Miami

 

Miami Little Theatre presents Steel Magnolias at 7:30 pm Thursday, Friday and Saturday, Feb. 20-22, and 2:30 pm Sunday, Feb. 23. The play, by American writer Robert Harling, is based on his experience with his sister’s death. The comedy-drama is about the bond among a group of Southern women in northwest Louisiana. Tickets are $17 for adults and $12 for senior citizens, students and children.

 

Dead Metal Society at Buffalo Run Casino

 

February 22, 8-10 pm

 

1000 Buffalo Run Casino Blvd., Miami

 

Venue: Buffalo Run Casino & Resort Room: Showplace

 

Doors: 7 pm. Age: 18 and over. Price: $5.

 

Puddle of Mudd at Buffalo Run Casino

 

February 29, 8-10 pm

 

1000 Buffalo Run Blvd., Miami

 

Buffalo Run Casino & Resort Presents Puddle Of Mudd in the Buffalo Run Casino & Resort Room Showplace. Doors open at
7 pm. Age: 18 and over. General admission tickets are $23.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Cultural Events

Carthage, MO

February 7: Opening Reception: JRAC: Heart & Soul, 6-8 pm, artCentral, 1110 E. 13th St. In case of inclement weather, the reception will be held February 14, 6-8 pm. Free. More information: joplinrac@gmail.com.

Joplin, MO

Events in Joplin are subject to change. For a full listing of arts and cultural opportunities in Joplin, visit www.connect2culture.com. Connect2Culture is the source for arts and cultural opportunities in Joplin.

PERFORMANCES:

January 29-February 2: Death Trap, 7:30 pm, Sunday 2:30 pm, Joplin Little Theatre, 3008 W. 1st St. Tickets: $18 adults, $15 seniors/students, $8 children. More information: info@joplinlittletheatre.org, 417.623.3638.

January 30-February 9: Stained Glass Theatre Joplin: Alice in Wonderland, 7 pm, Sundays 2:30 pm, Stained Glass Theatre Joplin, 2101 Annie Baxter Ave. Lewis $10 adults, $5 children under 13. More information: sgtjoplin@gmail.com.

February 2: Connect2Culture Presents Voctave, 7:30 pm, Joplin High School Performing Arts Center, 2104 Indiana Ave. Tickets: $25 orchestra, $20 mezzanine and front balcony, $15 back balcony. Tickets may be purchased at connect2culture.org, 417.501.5550. Contact emily@connect2culture.org, 417.501.5550.

February 8: I Want… The Desires of Women in Opera – A Musical Accompaniment to Anonymous Women: Camouflage and Calamity, 7 pm. Visit spivaarts.org/events to purchase tickets. $15 in advance, $20 day of. More information: jhenning@spivaarts.org, 417.623.0183.

February 20-23: Southern Theatre: Mama Mia!, 7:30 pm, Sunday 2:30 pm, Joplin High School Performing Arts Center, 2104 Indiana Ave. Tickets: Adults $10, students/seniors $8. More information: spencer-t@mssu.edu, 417.625.9393.

February 20: Pro Musica: Horszowski Trio, 7 pm, Thomas Jefferson Independent Day School Auditorium, 3401 Newman Rd. Contact info@promusicajoplin.org, 417.625.1822.

EVENTS:

Monthly on Saturdays: Joplin Empire Market, 10 am-3 pm, Joplin Empire Market, 931 E. 4th St. The place to find the best in locally grown produce, gourmet foodstuffs and handmade artisan goods. More information: ivy@joplinempiremarket.com, 417.986.3914.

February 1, 22 & 29: Connect2Culture Pop-Up Box Office, 10 am-3 pm, Joplin Empire Market, 931 E. 4th St. Prefer to buy tickets to one of Connect2Culture’s performances in person? Visit the pop-up box office at Joplin Empire Market to buy offline. Contact emily@connect2culture.org, 417.501.5550.

February 1: Love Potions and Libations at Joplin Empire Market, 10 am-3 pm, 931 E. 4th St. Alchemist Haven and Kristen Girard bring a love potion and custom-stamped jewelry workshop to the Market. All ages. Fees apply. Information: ivy@joplinempiremarket.com, 417.986.3914.

February 2, 9, 13, 16 & 23: Joplin Comedy: Open Mic Comedy Night, 9 pm, Blackthorn Pizza & Pub, 510 S. Joplin Ave. Age restrictions: 18+ until 10 pm, 21+ from 10 pm until close. Free. Contact potterdakoda1982@gmail.com, 417.540.9186.

February 3 & 4: Enter Laughing Auditions, 7 pm, Joplin Little Theatre, 3009 W. 1st St. Enter Laughing is loosely based on the life of actor, comedian, writer, producer, and director Carl Reiner. Free. More information: info@joplinlittletheatre.org, 417.623.3638.

February 4: MSSU Bringing Them All Back Home Film Festival: La Cité des Enfants Perdus (The City of Lost Children), 7 pm, Bookhouse Cinema, 715 E. Broadway St. Contact bookhousejoplin@gmail.com, 417.825.5161.

February 11: MSSU Bringing Them All Back Home Film Festival: Capernaum, 7 pm, Missouri Southern State University, Cornell Auditorium, 3950 E. Newman Rd. A 2018 film from Lebanon, Capernaum follows the street life of Zain, a 12-year-old Syrian refugee in Beirut. Contact stebbins-c@mssu.edu, 417.625.9736.

February 22: JRAC Coffee Hour, 10 am, Beckett’s Café, 705 Illinois Ave. Joplin Regional Artists Coalition Coffee Hours offers JRAC members the opportunity to network, socialize, announce personal art-related news, discuss a pre-determined general art topic or participate in a professional development workshop. Email: joplinrac@gmail.com.

February 22: Paris Week at Joplin Empire Market, 10 am-3 pm, 931 E. 4th St. Second annual Paris Week. Wear your favorite beret and indulge in French-inspired treats while listening to the sweet sounds of chanson française! For information, ivy@joplinempiremarket.com, 417.986.3914.

February 24: Sherwood Speaker Series: “Preserving and Interpreting America’s Most Iconic Battlefield: Gettysburg,” 6 pm, Missouri Southern State University, Corley Auditorium, 3950 E. Newman Rd. Free. Contact belk-b@mssu.edu, 417.625.9665.

February 25: MSSU Bringing Them All Back Home Film Festival: The Intouchables, 7 pm, Missouri Southern State University, Cornell Auditorium, 3950 E. Newman Rd. A 2011 film from France. Contact stebbins-c@mssu.edu, 417.625.9736.

Joplin Public Library, 1901 E. 20th Street

February 2: Double Feature, 1:15-3:15 pm, Joplin Public Library Community Room West. The Joplin Public Library’s movie license does not allow them to say the title, but can you guess what film they’re showing? Free. Contact emartin@joplinpubliclibrary.org, 417.623.7953.

February 6: Paper-Mâché Earring Workshop, 6-7:45 pm, Post Art Library. Participants will leave with a pair of completed paper-mâché earrings. Free. Space limited. Registration required. Ages 16+. No library card needed. Contact jhsullivan@postartlibrary.org, 417.623.7953 X1041.

February 7: Harry Potter Book Night, 3:30-5 pm, Joplin Public Library. Experience a day in the life of a Hogwarts student. Costumes encouraged but not required. Suggested age: K-5th grade. Free. Contact cmatekel@joplinpubliclibrary.org, 417.623.2184.

February 13: Writers’ Guild, 6 pm. The Writers’ Guild includes a wide variety of writers from hobbyists to professional, published writers. This group is open to the public. Dues are $7.50 for the year, but anyone interested can attend their first meeting free. Search “Joplin Writers’ Guild” on Facebook.

February 19: STEAM with Iggy Peck, Architect, 4-5 pm, Joplin Public Library The Missouri Secretary of State’s Wolfner Library presents STEAM. Suggested age: Kids ages 5-10 and their families. Free. Contact cmatekel@joplinpubliclibrary.org, 417.623.2184.

February 22: Black History Celebration, 10 am, Joplin Public Library. Interactive program! All ages welcome. Free. More information cmatekel@joplinpubliclibrary.org, 417.623.2184.

Last Tuesday of the Month: Dog Day Afternoon, 4-4:45 pm. This program encourages independent readers in grades K-5 to practice their skills by reading to certified therapy dogs. Registration takes place at the children’s desk on the day of the event. Call 417.623.2184.

Tuesdays: Movers & Shakers, 9:30 am, 10:45 am and 4 pm. This 40-minute play-and movement-based program is for infants and toddlers and their families. Suggested age: birth to 2 years. Call 417.623.2184.

Wednesdays & Thursdays: Tales for 2s & 3s, 9:30 am. Library staff use this 30-minute story time to share favorite short stories, simple songs and rhymes. Suggested age: 2 to 3 years. Call 417.623.2184.

Wednesdays & Thursdays: Fun for 4s & 5s, 11 am. During this 30-minute story time, library staff share stories, songs, rhymes, finger plays, puppets and more. Suggested age: 4 to 5 years. Call 417.623.2184.

Wednesdays & Thursdays: Family Stories, 4 pm. It’s all about family in this 30-minute story time. Families are encouraged to participate and at-home extension activities are shared. Suggested age: 2 to 5 years. Call 417.623.2184.

First & Third Sundays: Children’s Maker Cart (grades 1-5), 2-3 pm. This program uses recycled materials to explore STEAM concepts. More information: 417.623.2184.

Exhibits:

Through February 29: The Space Between Spaces by Jason Burns at Joplin Area Chamber of Commerce, 320 E. 4th St. Contact lteeter00@gmail.com, 417.438.5931.

January 1-February 29: Nature Photography by Amy Watts, Shoal Creek Conservation Education Center, 201 W. Riviera Dr. Free. More information: Tim.smith@mdc.mo.gov, 417.629.3423.

OPEN STUDIOS & CLASSES:

First Monday of the Month: Chess Club, 5:30 pm. Chess players of all experience levels. No registration required. Call 417.623.2184.

Tuesdays & Saturdays: Makerspace Open Studio, 4-7:30 pm on Tuesday; 9:30 am, 2:30 pm on Saturday. On the second Saturday of each month, the Joplin Public Library Makerspace is open on a walk-in, first-come, first-serve basis. Call 417.623.7953 X1041.

Second Sunday of the Month: LEGO Club, 2 pm. Toddlers, preschoolers and elementary age children all welcome. Anyone under 6 years must be accompanied by an adult. Call 417.623.2184.

Create N Sip Studios, 223 W. 3rd St:

Wednesdays: Wine’d Down Wednesday, 5-9 pm. Create N Sip Studios Canvas and Home Decor DIY Event! $28-$58. More information: coleman@creatnsip.com, 417.680.5434.

Saturdays: Saturday Morning Choose Your Canvas, 10 am. Select the painting you want to recreate and let the experienced staff at Create N Sip help you make a masterpiece. Prices vary per project. Cost: $28-$176. More information: coleman@creatnsip.com, 417.680.5434.

Local Color Art Gallery & Studio, 1027 S. Main St. 

Wednesdays: Wednesday Oil, Acrylic & Watercolor Come & Go, 2-6 pm. Paula Giltner teaches realism watercolor and acrylic painting techniques and design principles. Bring materials you have for the first lesson and learn about materials you might need for additional lessons. Cost: $20. More information: jnpgiltner@hotmail.com.

Wednesdays: Wednesday Watercolor & Fluid Acrylic Come & Go, 10 am-2 pm. Discover your inner artist or build upon your current skills! Cost: $20 with your own supplies, $30 with supplies furnished. More information: h2rdmr@aol.com, 417.623.3727. 

Third Thursdays: Painting and Sculpting with April Davis, 6-8 pm. April Davis will guide you through her simple techniques that make painting or sculpture easy and fun for all levels – beginner to advanced! Cost: $30 per class. More information: sandyrob@cableone.net, 417.553.0835.

February 6: Vino & Van Gogh, 6-8 pm. No experience necessary. Choose to paint Monet’s Nympheas, Moss’ Dahlia or William Wendt’s Lupines or bring your own reference photo to paint. All materials furnished, plus drinks and old/new friends! Cost is $35 ($30 without wine). Reservations required. More information and reservation: margiemonet@gmail.com, 417.553.0835.

February 8: Family Fun Painting Class (Ages 8+), 11 am-1pm. Create your own masterpiece featuring Monet’s Nympheas, Moss’ Dahlia or William Wendt’s Lupines, or bring your own reference photo to paint. All materials provided. Cost is $30. More information: margiemonet@gmail.com, 417.553.0835.

Minnie Hackney Community Service Center of Joplin, 110 S. Main St:

First Mondays: Recycled Art Class, 1-3 pm. Create art from everyday items that often end up in the trash. Cost: $5 non-members, free for members. Memberships are $70 a year. More information: cscjoplin1946@gmail.com, 417.499.1525.

Second Mondays: Quilting for the Community, 1-3 pm. Use your talents to make quilts for disabled and needy citizens in the community. Free. Memberships are $70 a year. More information: cscjoplin1946@gmail.com, 417.499.1525.

First & Third Tuesdays: Soul Line Dancing, 6-8 pm. Cost: $5 non-members, free for members. Memberships are $70 a year. More information: cscjoplin1946@gmail.com, 417.499.1525.

February 1: Happy Birthday Langston Hughes! 2 pm. Celebrate the birthday of renowned poet Langston Hughes with poetry, music, refreshments and discussions about Hughes’ life and legacy. All ages welcome. Free; donations appreciated. More information: cscjoplin1946@gmail.com, 417.499.1525.

February 21: Smash Brothers Video Game Tournament, 6-9 pm. Join Edge Guardians and play against other gamers. Bring your controller. Registration required. Cost: $5 per player. More information or registration: wizardofrum@gmail.com.

Spiva Center for the Arts: Third and Wall streets, Joplin, MO

Galleries and gift shop hours: 10 am-5 pm, Tuesday-Saturday; 1-5 pm Sunday; closed Mondays and major holidays. Suggested voluntary contribution for admission is $2 adults; $1 children. Call 417.623.0183. Complete listing of classes at www.spivaarts.org or follow us on Facebook. Register online at www.spivaarts.org, and click on the Active Network link for class registrations, scholarship forms, membership payments and donations.

EVENTS:

February 6: Spiva Trivia Night (Ages 21+), 6-8 pm, Spiva Center for the Arts, 222 W. 3rd St. Rounds begin every 30 minutes in Spiva’s Main Gallery. $5 per person each round and winners take home 75% of the cash. Beer available to participants. This is a 21 and up event. More information: jhenning@spivaarts.org, 417.623.0183.

February 21: Art on Tap, 6-9 pm. Local home brewers, popular craft beers, local wineries and delicious food featured. Cost: $40 ($5 discount for Spiva and Brew Club Members). Contact jhenning@spivaarts.org, 417.623.0183.

February 29: Artist Talk: Ron Erwin & Thao Nguyen, 11am-noon, Spiva Center for the Arts, Regional Gallery, 222 W. 3rd St. Free; donations appreciated.

Exhibits:

Through March 14: Flexible Itineraries: Far from the Madding Tourist Bus by Ron Erwin and Thao Nguyen. Free; donations appreciated. More information: jhenning@spivaarts.org, 417.623.0183.

Through March 7: Anonymous Women: Camouflage and Calamity by Patty Carrol. Free; donations appreciated. More information: jhenning@spivaarts.org, 417.623.0183.

January 21-February 18: At the End of the Day by Dave Loewenstein, Missouri Southern State University Spiva Art Gallery, 3950 E. Newman Rd. Free. More information: bentley-c@mssu.edu, 417.625.9563.

CLASSES: For more information, contact jhenning@spivaarts.org, 417.623.0183.

Tuesdays: Creation Station (ages 6-11), 3:45-5 pm. Drop in and experiment with a variety of media: painting, drawing, clay, collage, sculpture and printmaking. Cost: $6 with pre-registration; $8 at the door. Call 417.623.0183.

Thursdays: Memories in the Making, 10 am-noon. This art experience is centered on the expression of creativity through painting for those dealing with memory loss. Free.

Second & Fourth Saturdays: Vet Art with Sandra Conrad, 10:30 am-noon. Enjoy a variety of art projects using different mediums. Pre-registration required. Free event open to all active military, reserve, National Guard and veterans and their families. More information: jhenning@spivaarts.org, 417.623.0183.

February 1: Charcoal Portraits with Sandra Conrad, 1-3 pm. Bring a photo of someone you want to immortalize with charcoal, and Sandra will show you how to create those portraits with confidence! Cost: $25. Contact jhenning@spivaarts.org, 417.623.0183.

February 15: Figure Drawing with Sandra Conrad (Ages 13+), 1-3 pm. Whether you’re beginning to draw the human form or an advanced artist looking to draw a live model, this class can take your drawing skills to the next level. Cost: $25. Contact jhenning@spivaarts.org, 417.623.0183.

February 22: Oil Painting for Beginners with Sandra Conrad, 1-3 pm. Students will learn the fundamentals of oil painting and take home their own masterpiece. Cost: $35. More information: jhenning@spivaarts.org, 417.623.0183.

February 29: Paint Pouring Boot Camp with Mary Parks (Ages 15+), 1-3 pm. Learn about the fundamentals and various techniques of acrylic pouring and take home your own vibrant creations. Cost: $35. More information: jhenning@spivaarts.org, 417.623.0183.

 

 

 

Health Events

Galena, KS

February 4: Weight Loss Surgery Seminar meets the first Tuesday of each month, 6 pm, Premier Surgical Institute,1619 W. 7th St. (Just minutes from Joplin, past the Missouri state line.) 620.783.1732

Dr. Kido, one of our fellowship-trained surgeons specializing in minimally invasive and bariatric surgery, and his nurse and success story Kelly, are providing free weight loss seminars in the Grand Lounge of Premier Surgical Institute. The seminars are designed to welcome and inform members of the Four State Area interested in learning about – or already considering – surgery as an option for weight loss treatment. Dr. Kido has an impressive record of patient weight loss results. He offers a caring approach to improve patients’ overall health and help to those suffering from the physical, emotional, medical, and financial consequences of being overweight. Dr. Kido provides solutions that will break the cycle for the many who are frustrated with unsuccessful efforts to lose weight or maintain weight loss.

Premier’s luxurious and peaceful hospital grounds promote wellness and offer the perfect setting for you to relax while we provide important information about our weight loss surgery options.

No reservations necessary to attend. The seminars are free and open to the public. Light refreshments provided.

Parsons, KS

Every Thursday: Menu Planning 101, 12 pm or 5:15 pm, Upscale Country Furnishings. Learn to eat better, feel better and save money. Call 620.423.0450.

February 13: Grief Companions Support Group meets second Thursday of each month, 6 pm, Elm Haven West. Call 620.704.1110.

Via Christi Hospital – Pittsburg, KS  

February 11: Breast Cancer Support Group, 3:30 pm, Cancer Center conference room. Meets second Tuesday of each month. Call 620.235.7516.

February 27: Cancer Support Group, 3 pm, Cancer Center conference room. Meets fourth Wednesday of each month. Call 620.235.7900.

Joplin, MO

Every day: Alcoholics Anonymous Meetings. Call 888.740.4568.

Every Monday: Tips for Living a Healthy Life, 10 am-12 pm, South YMCA, 3404 W. McIntosh Circle. Free; registration required. Call 417.625.2492.

Every day: 12-Step Recovery Meetings, Alano Club, 1800 E. 30th. Call 417.623.9645.

Every Friday: Grief Counseling, 11 am-3 pm, St. Philip’s Episcopal Church, 706 S. Byers. Free. No appointment necessary.

February 11: Brain Injury Support Group meets every second Tuesday, 12-1:30 pm, The Independent Living Center, 2639 E. 34th. Contact Andrea Buening, 417.659.8086, abuening@ilcenter.org for information and referral.

February 12 & 26: Grief Support Group meets every second and fourth Wednesday of each month, 11 am-12:30 pm, Hospice Compassus, 2650 E. 32nd St., Ste. 100. Call 417.623.8272.

Freeman Health System

Joplin, MO

February 4: Freeman Hiring Fair, 4-7 pm, Freeman Hospital West Tower Conference Rooms. Open interviews for a variety of positions. 417.347.3770.

February 4: Freeman Breast Cancer Support Group, 4:30-6 pm, All Aboard Ice Cream, 102 Castle Drive. Open to breast cancer patients, from newly diagnosed through survivorship. 417.347.2662.

February 4: Ozark Center Autism Support Group, 6-8 pm, Bill & Virginia Leffen Center for Autism, 2808 S. Picher Ave. Open to people with autism, parents and caregivers. Respite services for those enrolled through JRO should be requested in advance. Call 417.347.7850.

February 4: Freeman Friends and Family CPR, 6:30-8:30 pm, Freeman Screen Team Resource Center, 1130 E. 32nd St., Ste. C. Taught by Freeman Screen Team. Preregistration required. Fee: $15. 417.347.4448.

February 6: Freeman Early Detection Screenings, 8 am-4 pm, Freeman Screen Team Resource Center, 1130 E. 32nd St., Ste. C. Early detection screenings include abdominal aortic aneurysm, peripheral arterial disease and stroke/carotid artery screenings, as well as osteoporosis risk assessment. Fees vary. Please call for appointment. 417.347.6555.

February 11: Freeman Bariatric Weight-Loss Seminar, 4:30 pm (registration), 5:30-6:30 pm (seminar), Freeman Business Center Conference Rooms, 3220 McClelland Blvd (back entrance). Better understand the options available for weight-loss surgery with doctors and bariatric team members. Call 417.347.1266.

February 11: Freeman Advantage Striders/Blood Pressure Screenings, 7-8:30 am, Northpark Mall Food Court, 101 N. Range Line Road. Get your blood pressure checked, turn in your Striders cards and catch up on Freeman Advantage activities and events. Call 417.347.5837.

February 12: Freeman Cancer Support Group, 2-3 pm, Freeman Cornell-Beshore Cancer Institute, 3415 McIntosh Circle. Call Lisa Paugh with questions. 417.347.4029.

February 18: Freeman Bariatric Weight-Loss Support Group, 5:30-6:30 pm, Freeman Business Center Conference Room, 3220 McClelland Blvd (back entrance). Patients pre- and post-weight-loss surgery gather to share successes and support each other during challenges. Please contact 417.347.1266 or visit freemanhealth.com/bariatric for more information or to register.

February 18: Freeman Sleep Apnea Support Group, 6-7 pm, Freeman Health Essentials, 1130 E. 32nd St. Call 417.347.7400.

February 24: Freeman Real Living with Diabetes, 4:30-5:30 pm, Joplin Public Library, East Conference Room, 1901 E. 20th St. A meeting for anyone struggling with diabetes to discuss real issues and concerns. This month’s topic is Problem Solving and Emergency Preparedness. Refreshments, snacks, product samples and prize drawings available. 417.347.5700.

February 25: Freeman Bariatric Weight-Loss Seminar, 4:30 pm (registration), 5:30-6:30 pm (seminar), Freeman Business Center Conference Rooms, 3220 McClelland Blvd (back entrance). Better understand the options available for weight-loss surgery with doctors and bariatric team members. Please contact 417.347.1266 or freemanhealth.com/bariatric to register.

February 25: Freeman Advantage HealthWISE, 10 am (9:30 am social time), Freeman Business Center Conference Rooms, 3220 McClelland Blvd (back entrance). Refreshments, blood pressure checks and door prizes provided. 417.347.5837.

February 28: Leffen Center Parents Coffee, 8:30-9:30 am, Bill & Virginia Leffen Center for Autism. Social group designed for caregivers of children 4 and under with developmental delay(s). Parents can socialize while their children play in a supervised environment nearby. Children do not need to have a diagnosis of a delay for families to attend. Call Kristy Parker at 417.347.7852 with questions.

Freeman Auxiliary

Freeman Auxiliary Jewelry Sale

Buy your valentine something special from Lionne Designs™ at the Freeman Auxiliary Jewelry Sale. Shop hand-crafted silver and 14k gold-filled pieces in elegant, timeless styles. Net proceeds benefit Freeman Auxiliary Projects. 417.347.4603. February 10: 9-3 pm, Freeman Business Center Conference Rooms. February 11: 7 am-4:30 pm, Freeman Hospital West Conference Rooms 1W and 3W.

Mercy Hospital

February 6: Weight Loss Seminar occurs the first Thursday from 6-7 pm. Location: Mercy Conference Center. Seminars are free, but attendees must register at mercy.net/joplinbariatrics. For more information, or to register, call Ann Payne at 417.556.2915.

Mercy Hospital – Support Groups & Events

Every Monday: Parkinson’s Support Group, 3:30 pm, Mercy Joplin Conference Center, 100 Mercy Way, second floor. For more information, call Brittany Bearden at 417.556.8760.

February 10: Bariatric Support Group meets the second Monday monthly, 5:30-6:30 pm, Mercy Joplin Conference Center, 100 Mercy Way. Call Ann Payne at 417.556.2915.

February 11: Heart 2 Heart on Healthy Living, 5 pm, second Tuesday of each month, Conference Room 1, Mercy Joplin. Topics include healthy eating, exercise and everyday things you can do to take action for heart health. Attendees are asked to register before attending at mercy.net/HearttoHeart.

February 12: Cancer Caregiver Support Group, 2-3 pm, meets the second Wednesday, Mercy Joplin Cancer Center Conference Room, 100 Mercy Way. For more information, call Allison O’Dell at 417.556.2706.

February 12: Cancer Survivor Support Group for Men meets the second Wednesday from 10-11 am, Mercy Joplin Cancer Center Conference Room, 100 Mercy Way. For more information, call Allison O’Dell at 417.556.2706.

February 17: Four States Stroke Support Group meets third Monday monthly, 1:30-2:30 pm, Joplin Senior Center, 2616 S. Picher Ave. For more information, contact Kevin Woods at Kevin.woods@mercy.net or 417.556.8420.

February 20: “A Ladies’ Night Out with Heart,” 5:30 pm, Mercy Hospital Joplin second floor gallery, 100 Mercy Way. Mercy Health Foundation along with Mercy Heart Care co-workers and physicians invite women in the community to gather for a heart health education ladies night out, a fun night of appetizers, wine, a fashion show and heart-healthy cooking demonstration and education at various booths. For more information, or to RSVP, contact Brandy Miller-Turner at brandy.miller-turner@mercy.net or 417.556.2267.

February 25: Lung Disease Support Group meets the fourth Tuesday, 1:30-3 pm at Mercy Joplin Cancer Center Conference Room, 100 Mercy Way. For more information, call Kelsey Darr-Hessee at 417.556.8231.

February 25: Diabetes Support Group – Carthage meets the fourth Tuesday, 4-5 pm at Carthage Water & Electric, 627 W. Centennial. For more information, call Debbie Herbst at 417.359.1359.

February 26: Diabetes Support Group meets the fourth Wednesday from noon-1 pm at Community Clinic of Joplin, 701 S. Joplin Ave. For more information, call 417.556.6487.

February 26: Cancer Caregiver Support Group for Women meets the fourth Wednesday monthly, 2-3 pm, Mercy Joplin Cancer Center Conference Room, 100 Mercy Way. Call Allison O’Dell, 417.556.2706.

February 26: Grief Support Group meets the fourth Wednesday, 2-3 pm at Mercy Joplin Cancer Center Conference Room, 100 Mercy Way. For more information, call Allison O’Dell at 417.556.2706.

National Alliance on Mental Illness – For information on NAMI, call 417.781.6264 or visit www.namijoplin.org. Meetings held at the NAMI building, 219 W. 2nd St. in Joplin.

Every Monday: NAMI Basics, 6-8:30 pm. A signature education program for parents and caregivers of children and adolescents living with mental illnesses.

Every Tuesday: NAMI Connection Support Group, 6:30-8 pm.

Every Tuesday: Self Injury Support Group, 5-6 pm.

Every Tuesday: Family Support Group, 6:30-8 pm.

Every Wednesday: Dual Diagnosis Support Group, 2:30-3:30 pm.

Every Wednesday: Post 5/22 Stress Counseling Sessions, 10 am.

Every Thursday: Family to Family Class, 6:30-8:30 pm. For families or caregivers of individuals with severe mental illnesses. Includes current information about most major mental illnesses; information about medications, side effects and strategies for medication adherence; developing strategies for handling crises and relapse; focusing on care for the caregiver.

Neosho, MO

February 24: Caregivers Support Group meets the fourth Monday of each month, 5-6 pm, Medicalodge, 400 Lyon Drive. Help with care, finances, insurance, Medicare, Medicaid, respite care, hospice care, day care and support for the caregivers. Sponsors: Avalon Hospice & Medicalodges Neosho. Call 417.451.2544.

Nevada Regional Medical Center, Nevada, MO

February 8: Saturday Birth and Beyond Class, 8 am-12 pm, NRMC Mezzanine Conference Room. Four-hour class covers childbirth, breastfeeding and infant care course for women in their last trimester of pregnancy. $15 registration fee. Call 417.448.3801 to register for this class. 

February 12: Caregiver’s Support Group, 1:30-2:30 pm, Barone Alzheimer’s Care Center. Free peer support program.

February 12: Free Cholesterol Screening, 6-9 am. Fasting blood test provided by NRMC Foundation. Includes total cholesterol, triglycerides, HDL and LDL. NRMC Mezzanine Conference Room. To register, please call 417.448.3801.

February 18 & 20: Tuesday/Thursday Birth and Beyond Class, 6-8 pm, NRMC Mezzanine Conference Room. Two-part childbirth, breastfeeding and infant care course for women in their last trimester of pregnancy. $15 registration fee. Call 417.448.3801 to register.

February 19: Blood Pressure Screening, 10:45 am, Vernon County Senior Center. Free screening.

February 25: Rich Hill Family Medical Clinic Screenings, 11 am-12 pm. Free screenings every third Tuesday. This month featuring blood pressure and eye exam. Kern Senior Center.

February 28: Lunch and Learn: Is Diabetes Reversible? 12-1 pm. Presented by Registered Dietitian Nutritionist Karen McNair. Lunch is available for $3 or you may bring your own. NRMC Mezzanine Conference Room.To register, please call 417.448.3801.

Integris Baptist Regional Health Center, Grove, OK

February 4 & 18: Depression Support Group meets the second and fourth Tuesday of each month, 2 pm, Northeastern Tribal Health System Conference Room, 2301 Eight Tribes Trail. Call 918.675.2093.

February 13: Diabetes Support Group meets second Thursday monthly, 12:30 pm, INTEGRIS Grand Lake Diabetes Center, 1310 S. Main. Call 918.786.1801.

February 13: Caregivers Support Group meets second Thursday monthly, 11 am, Parish Hall, All Saints Episcopal Church. Call 918.542.3662. Open to the public.

INTEGRIS Baptist Regional Health Center, Miami, OK – For more information, visit www.integrisok.com/baptist-regional-health-center-Miami-ok.

Every Tuesday: Free blood pressure and glucose screenings provided by INTEGRIS Regency Home Care and Hospice. First Tuesday: Commerce Nutrition Center, 10:30-11:30 am. Second Tuesday: Nine Tribes Tower, 10-11 am. Third Tuesday: Miami Senior Center, 10-11 am. Fourth Tuesday: INTEGRIS Baptist Village, 9-10 am.

February 4: Alzheimer’s Support Group meets first Tuesday monthly, 11 am, Generations fourth floor visiting room. Call 918.542.3391.